As the “High Voltage Physics” series progressed, Garry Garbutt convinced me I should take a look at the old Vernon post office clock he restored a few years ago. This timepiece is now installed as a working exhibit in the City of Vernon’s museum.
I checked it out and immediately realised the educational value of a fully mechanical clock – one where the gears and wheels can be seen tick-tocking away in all their finely machined glory.
Garry presents the clock, its history and its intricate workings. It was built by J Smith & Sons of Derby, England over one hundred years ago. They are still in business today and were able to supply a new pendulum from stock!